Jack A. Cryder, PHD

Jack A. Cryder, PHD

Jack A. Cryder, 96, of Albion, PA, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021. He was born in Jersey Shore, PA. on November 29, 1924. He was the son of the late Robert and Charlotte (Moody) Cryder. Jack graduated from Albion High School. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. His greatest past time was painting and sketching. His dream was to have his own art Gallery. Out of his 300 painting, 135 are scattered all over the United States in the homes of friends and family. In addition to his oil painting, he loved to create homemade greeting cards and coloring pictures to send to friends, young and old. He was an avid golfer who would often shoot scores below his age. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II and returned to Albion in 1946. While working several jobs and getting married to his wife, Florence Connors, of 72 years, he attended Edinboro College earning a Bachelor’s Degree, followed by a Master’s Degree from Allegheny College. After a successful teaching career at Springfield High School and Northwestern High School, he decided to pursue his PHD at Ohio State University. He then took a job as a professor. He was the head of the Education Department at Edinboro University. Jack was the original founder of the Albion/Springfield Little League and served as the first president. He was the 1961 Pa. State Bowling Champion. His community service included the Albion Boro Council and the Northwestern School Board. Upon retirement, he wintered in Fort Myers, Florida for 30 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Dean. He is survived by his two sons, Robert and his wife, Carol of Albion and Dennis Cryder of Ft. Meyers, Florida, two grandchildren, Brent Cryder and his wife Tracy, and Allyson Newman and her husband, Drew, two great grandchildren, Jackson and Emilia Newman and many nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by not only his family and friends but his faithful caregivers, Tawni Hoke, Deedee Chapman, Autumn Calkins, Heather Haffley and Barb Cadle. A private service and burial will be held by the family. Eulogy and prayers delivered by Rev. Edward Huntley. Memorials may be made to the Albion Fire Department, 19 Smock Ave., Albion, PA 16401. The Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion is handling the funeral arrangements. To light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit www.matterafuneralhome.com


Left by  “Ron and Karen Griffey Rudler” on 11/05/2021

Thinking of all of you and wishing you strength through this most difficult time. Jack was such a good friend to my Dad, Cap Griffey. You all were lucky to have had Jack in your lives for such a long time. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Left by  “Linda Palmer Higley” on 10/20/2021

I remember Mr. Cryder fondly from Art classes at Springfield High School many years ago, Condolences to his family.

Left by  “Jeff Caldwell ” on 10/19/2021

So sorry to hear of Jacks passing. He was a cornerstone of the community, a great 3rd Avenue neighbor, and a good friend of my parents. I will always cherish the stories he would share with my brother Brad and I that he would share about my dad and him back in the day. A wonderful person, and someone that truly made an impact within the community that he loved.

Left by  “Jackie Stankiewicz ” on 10/19/2021

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. Cryder.sdh

Left by  “Jeanne Demmery” on 10/19/2021

He was a mentor for painting. Art class was so important and he shared so much. Always a memory from school and a good man. Rest in Peace, Mr. Cryder.

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